You’ll never guess what some of The Apprentice stars have been up to behind the scenes...

With every series of The Apprentice you can look forward to boardroom showdowns and caustic put-downs by Lord Alan Sugar.

But this year, the most exciting part of the show is the back story of the contestants – and its juicy!

Not only has Now managed to uncover unseen saucy pictures of one of the female hopefuls but Now can also reveal that there are far more fame hungry wannabes than in previous series.

So lets start with:

 SELINA WATERMAN SMITH WAS A PODUIM ANCER! 

Selina from The Apprentice

Selina from The Apprentice

On the official Apprentice website on BBC, Selina, 31. Is described as having a performing arts background and runs an events agency. And while that may be true, Now can reveal that she was an podium dancer in Dubai.

Her skills include walking on stilts, breathing fire and performing circus tricks. Forgive us but how do those skills transfer into the boardroom.

DAN STEVENSON IS A SHAMELESS STAR

Most people on The Apprentice have more of a business background in whatever shape or form, rather than an acting background. But Now can reveal that Dan has starred in Shameless and Doctors to name but a few.

Born in Hucknall, Nottingham, the 18-year old star were celebrating in 2008 with pal Tom Newbold after landing roles on the daytime drama Doctors after brief stint as a drug-dealing thug on Shameless.

He told his local paper, the Dispatch that he’s distantly to Oscar-nominated Stanley Holloway, who featured in classics including My Fair Lady and The Lavender Hill Mob.

GARY POULTON IS WITH THE TOWIE CREW

And then there’s Gary, 34. But unlike Selina and Dan his only claim to fame is hanging out with some of the former Towie cast.

Two years ago Gary tweeted that he’d met Amy Childs at the Excel centre and then met Sam Faiers and Joey Essex in Ibiza and of course, he Tweeted about it.

Lucretia Munro